Center for Produce Safety

Known in the food safety arena for his work in fresh produce research, Trevor Suslow has signed on as vice president of food safety for the Produce Marketing Association.

Suslow will start with the Newark, DE, non-profit in October, according to a news release from PMA. The move concludes a 23-year stint at the University…

A diverse array of research about fresh produce and food safety are on the agenda for the annual Center for Produce Safety Symposium, ranging from protective edible films for fruit to what can be done to prevent outbreaks related to leafy greens.

The symposium is scheduled for June 19 and 20 in Charlotte Marriott City…

Ten of the good guys and gals in the battle to defeat foodborne illness just got $2 million from the Center for Produce Safety to help with seek-and-destroy efforts focused on pathogens’ pathways to people via produce.

While fresh fruits and vegetables are undeniably vital for good health, many of them pose a greater risk…

apple-target-406SEATTLE — Sometimes when something that “just can’t happen” does happen, valuable lessons are learned. That was the case when some batches of commercially produced, packaged, whole caramel apples turned out to be the cause of a listeriosis outbreak in 2014-15 that infected 35 people from 12 states, putting 34 of them in the hospital. …

SEATTLE — The mood was upbeat as the Center for Produce Safety’s seventh annual Research Symposium opened. “Welcome to our coming-out party,” said an enthusiastic Steve Patricio, the center’s board chairman, as he welcomed more than 300 attendees to the two days of research reports about food safety in the fresh produce industry. Patricio, president…

Research for the sake of research is not why the Center for Produce Safety launched the Campaign for Produce Safety initiative and it’s not why the regional trade association Western Growers donated $1 million to it. logos-Western-Growers-and-Center-for-Produce-Safety “CPS (the Center for Produce Safety) has global reach and impact,” said Western Growers president and CEO Tom Nasiff…

Current guidelines for the minimum distance between cattle feed lots and fresh produce growing fields are likely inadequate to ensure leafy greens are not contaminated with E. coli from dust and manure. “Additional research is needed to determine safe set-back distances between cattle feedlots and crop production that will reduce fresh produce contamination,” according to…

Following one of the deadliest U.S. outbreaks on record, the cantaloupe industry appears to be moving toward industry-imposed regulation to prevent another food-safety catastrophe and boost consumer confidence.

Though a single farm in Colorado was the epicenter of the high-profile Listeria contamination last fall, California growers are calling for a statewide marketing safety agreement, according …